When Hugh was a child, he had his sister send Purrloin, while he sent Trapinch to battle. However, Team Plasma grunts arrived and snatched Purrloin away.
Hugh used his Trapinch to battle Leo's Deino and Trapinch easily defeated Deino. Hugh then challenged Lack-Two for a battle. Trapinch was easily defeated by Lack-Two's Dewott, who used Razor Shell.
Eventually, it was shown to have evolved into a Vibrava, when Hugh used it to chase some girls off using Sonic Boom.
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